Student mathematics, computer science: Consistent Multi-view Texturing of Large-scale 3D City Models

Your mission:

In classical dense stereo matching of aerial imagery, the result of two or more 2D input images is a dense point cloud in 3D space. For various applications, one often needs to mesh the point cloud to a triangulated closed surface, which then can be textured to produce visually appealing results. Well known examples are the 3D views of e.g. Google Maps or Bing Maps. However, assigning a texture to a complex 3D scene, based on multiple camera views, poses some difficulties:

  • Full or partial occlusions of single triangles in the camera views
  • Non-perpendicular looking angles lead to distorted textures
  • Different illumination conditions in the camera views yield patchwork results, exhibiting strong color discontinuities along patch borders (see Figure 1 and 2)

The goal of this thesis is to devise a global energy based framework (e.g. using graph cuts), creating a combined texture map which minimizes the bovementioned errors. Implementation is done using and extending an existing C++ framework. Special care needs to be taken when addressing performance issues, as the data amount is large.


  • Get an overview of state-of-the-art algorithms and choose well-suited algorithms
  • Devise quality measures for the texture extraction and embed into global energy
  • minimization framework
  • Create combined texture map based on triangle packing of the extracted textures
  • Color correction along patch boundaries as post-processing step

Your qualifications:

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Your benefits:

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Course paper / final thesis


6 months

DLR Oberpfaffenhofen

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DLR Remote Sensing Technology Institute

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Contact person :

Georg Kuschk

Earth Observation Center Tel: +49 8153 28-2652

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Course paper / final thesis

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